Madonna:legal action from Mercy's family

Madonna is facing legal action from the family of adopted daughter Mercy.

The family claim they have not seen Mercy since her adoption in 2009.

The relatives of the five-year-old say the singer broke a promise to allow them regular access, reports The Sun.

Emmie Chanika, a representiative for Malawi's leading civil rights organisation CILIC, said: 'Mercy's family have met me several times over the past year and they have been very upset.

'They have a strong recollection of being told that they would be able to see Mercy and have regular contact with her- and that when she is an adult she will return to live with them in Malawi.

'I believe they have a case in law because there appears to have been a verbal contract between them and Madonna's representatives.'

The singer has also been criticised by the Malawian government after backing out of plans to build a £9 million academy for girls in the country.

 

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